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Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 11,000 digitized and videotape titles (all originally derived from film) and a large collection of home movies, amateur and industrial films acquired since 2002. Its primary collection emphasis has turned toward home movies and amateur films, with approximately 12,000 items held as of Spring 2015. Its goal remains to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven't been collected elsewhere. Included are films produced by and for many hundreds of important US corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, community and interest groups, and educational institutions. Getty Images represents the collection for stock footage sale, and over 6,400 items (representing approximately 4,800 distinct films) are available here.

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PLEASE NOTE: Between 2012-2015, we uploaded newer and higher-quality versions of many titles, including one-part files of most films that were previously available only in two or more parts.

STOCK FOOTAGE: Information on licensing stock footage through Getty Images, our exclusive representative, is here.

The Field Guide to Sponsored Films by Rick Prelinger was published by the National Film Preservation Foundation in January 2007. It describes 452 historically or culturally significant motion pictures commissioned by businesses, charities, advocacy groups, and state or local government units between 1897 and 1980. The annotated filmography features repository information for some 350 titles as well as links to works viewable online. Also included are an introductory essay and name and subject indexes. The book is recommended for all interested in the history of advertising, industrial and sponsored films.

A free copy of the 152-page NFPF publication can be viewed and downloaded here.

Click to see a Tag Cloud of the Archive's Prelinger Collection.

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Information about Prelinger Library, an appropriation-friendly library of printed materials located in San Francisco, is here.

If you have historical home movies of San Francisco or Detroit that might work in future Lost Landscapes urban history screenings, Rick would be delighted to hear from you. He can be reached here.

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Feb 27, 2017 Unknown
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To be logged. Home movies shot at Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939-40. ends with nice shot of woman approaching camera, walking down street, looks like Hollywood, California.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 27, 2017 Audio Productions, Inc. in collaboration with National Industrial Council
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eye 707
favorite 2
comment 1
Full of GREAT stock shots of 1930s manufacturing, research laboratories and industry Lowell Thomas sitting at desk in studio Art card: map of United States with various shots matted in “There are no new frontiers within our borders.” “To what new horizons can we look now? Where are tomorrow’s opportunities? What’s ahead in America for you and your children?” Men and women walking towards light, indistinct rapture space (great shot) Lighted question mark in sky (good) Dramatized...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 27, 2017 Zenith Cinema Services, Inc.
movies
eye 216
favorite 1
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 27, 2017 Unknown
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eye 280
favorite 2
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Truck painted "Detroit & Suburban TV Antenna Service" television antenna being installed Family at Detroit airport, taking helicopter ride POV from helicopter Man with small "Steelman" reel-to-reel audio tape recorder; CU reels of tape turning VS interiors of airport terminal
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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Feb 27, 2017 Davis (Sid) Productions
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favorite 1
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 27, 2017
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eye 1,235
favorite 3
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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Feb 27, 2017 Davis (Sid) Productions
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eye 296
favorite 1
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 24, 2017 Davis (Sid) Productions
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eye 467
favorite 5
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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Feb 24, 2017 Davis (Sid) Productions
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eye 412
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Tells about a pedestrian accident victim who may have been legally right, but was almost killed - and remains wheelchair-bound.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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Feb 22, 2017
movies
eye 323
favorite 1
comment 1
Skeletal entry.
( 1 reviews )
Topic: telephone
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Feb 21, 2017 International Film Foundation
movies
eye 1,618
favorite 3
comment 3
FEARS OF CHILDREN, the third in a series of mental health films entitled "Emotions of Everyday Living," is a film about Paul, a normal five-year-old, and his well-intentioned parents. The opening sequence shows Paul cautiously and timidly entering his parents' bedroom in the early morning hours. Helen, his mother, invites him into her bed and lovingly cuddles him up to her. Their conversation awakens Jim, who sullenly remonstrates about Paul's awakening them at this early hour. A...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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Feb 21, 2017 Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
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eye 3.2M
favorite 15
comment 5
Opportunities for employment servicing America's vast motor fleet.
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Topics: Occupations: Automotive, Car culture: General, Automobiles: Service and repair
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Feb 21, 2017 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 5.9M
favorite 59
comment 3
Told from the viewpoint of a child, this film emphasizes that children should train themselves in good sleeping habits. In typical "Goofus and Gallant" style, it shows the advantages a well-rested kid has over his poor-sleeping classmate. Dreams are presented as a normal part of sleeping, and there is a funny dream sequence.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Health and hygiene, Dreams, Sleep
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Feb 21, 2017 Davis (Sid) Productions
movies
eye 301
favorite 1
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 20, 2017 General Electric
movies
eye 464
favorite 3
comment 1
Skeletal Entry
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 20, 2017
movies
eye 259
favorite 3
comment 2
Hudson River, Albany, New Hampshire
favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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Feb 20, 2017 Educational Film Exchange Inc.
movies
eye 564
favorite 1
comment 1
silent comedy short - Music over film
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 20, 2017 MPO Productions
movies
eye 267
favorite 1
comment 1
hunting, raccoon hunting, with coonhounds Skeletal Entry
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 20, 2017 Unknown
movies
eye 197
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comment 1
Skeletal Entry
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 20, 2017 Unknown
movies
eye 232
favorite 2
comment 1
Skeletal Entry
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 19, 2017
movies
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favorite 0
comment 3
To come.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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Feb 19, 2017 MPO Productions
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eye 135,184
favorite 189
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Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
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Feb 18, 2017 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 4,731
favorite 12
comment 2
Modernizing antiquated U.S. housing stock to bring it up to health and safety standards.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Houses and homes, World War II: Postwar issues, Architecture
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Feb 18, 2017 Clemson College Extension Service
movies
eye 11,120
favorite 20
comment 6
Detailed film about cockroaches, their habits and methods of extermination, with a harrowing sequence of roach nymphs hatching.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Insects, Poisons: Pesticides
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Feb 18, 2017 Tullio Pellegrini
movies
eye 538,078
favorite 46
comment 10
Cinemascope homage to the city of San Francisco made by amateur filmmaker and inventor Tullio Pellegrini.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: san francisco, amateur film, widescreen, Cinemascope, pasta1
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Feb 18, 2017 G.E. Co.
movies
eye 5,776
favorite 11
comment 9
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
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Feb 17, 2017 Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 447
favorite 1
comment 1
DUAL-90 TIRE SALES FILM.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 17, 2017 U.S. Department of Agriculture
movies
eye 431
favorite 1
comment 1
On fire prevention and the problems caused by forest fires.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 16, 2017 Unknown
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favorite 30
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Chilling post-earthquake footage, shot in the Western Addition and on Market Street in San Francisco. The first sequence (Western Addition) shows a great deal of evocative neighborhood detail from one hundred years ago.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Earthquakes: San Francisco, 1906, San Francisco: Disasters, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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Feb 16, 2017
movies
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comment 1
Scenes from an early newsreel of the fire and earthquake destruction of San Francisco in 1906
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Earthquakes: San Francisco, 1906, San Francisco: Disasters, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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Feb 16, 2017
movies
eye 679
favorite 3
comment 2
Aftermath of San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906:More views of destruction taken from a vehicle moving east down Market Street
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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Feb 16, 2017
movies
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favorite 47
comment 4
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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Feb 16, 2017 Berko, Walter
movies
eye 5,481
favorite 3
comment 3
Mouth of Park Avenue tunnel at 96th Street; rail traffic in and out of tunnel Activity shot from 125th Street station platform Activity shot from an outside platform on the New Haven line, probably Stamford, Conn. Activity at Stamford station Activity on New York Central lines, locations not known
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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Feb 16, 2017 Frith Films
movies
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favorite 1
comment 2
Depicts the 4-H work of Patty Garman such as caring for animals, cooking and sewing.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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Feb 16, 2017 Unknown
movies
eye 1,856
favorite 4
comment 2
VS aftermath of 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Footage from moving vehicle driving down street; tents pitched along street, horse drawn carriages, demolished swathes of city. Huge line extending around street corner, men in line wave to camera, billboard for Pierce-Rodolph Storage Co. Downtown San Francisco, crumbled buildings, smoky air, stranded people on side of street, cable cars.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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Feb 15, 2017 Calvin
movies
eye 14,054
favorite 29
comment 7
Industrial film bloopers.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Motion pictures: Production, Motion pictures: Bloopers
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Feb 15, 2017 Medical Arts Productions
movies
eye 313,574
favorite 105
comment 23
Sex education film aimed at teenage boys, with the coach as authority figure and teacher.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Children, Gender roles
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Feb 15, 2017 Sutherland (John) Productions
movies
eye 248,583
favorite 144
comment 35
This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 35 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
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Feb 15, 2017 Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 46,569
favorite 71
comment 9
Corporate Cold War-era cartoon linking Bill of Rights to free-enterprise ideology.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Capitalism, Animation: Advertising
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Feb 13, 2017 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Public Roads
movies
eye 700
favorite 1
comment 2
Some shots to be logged. Boy lies down on mother's lap while she sews up a tear in his pants. 08:15:24:15 Woman sits on coach sewing. Boy in with old-fashioned 1930s pants tucked into his socks enters frame, shows his mother the hole in his pants, lies stomach first on her lap, and the mother proceeds to sew the boys pants. Scene followed by intertitle: “The proverbial ‘stitch in time’ applies with equal force to the maintenance of roads.” 08:17:10:27 Two Black men step out of a 1920s...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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Feb 13, 2017 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Public Roads
movies
eye 564
favorite 2
comment 1
Some shots to be logged. Boy lies down on mother's lap while she sews up a tear in his pants. 08:15:24:15 Woman sits on coach sewing. Boy in with old-fashioned 1930s pants tucked into his socks enters frame, shows his mother the hole in his pants, lies stomach first on her lap, and the mother proceeds to sew the boys pants. Scene followed by intertitle: “The proverbial ‘stitch in time’ applies with equal force to the maintenance of roads.” 08:17:10:27 Two Black men step out of a 1920s...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 12, 2017
movies
eye 516
favorite 4
comment 1
San Francisco: Book-bindery and Binders Local 31-125 stage an outdoor picnic and dancing / small orchestra / picnic tables / crowds on small ferry (Crowley #17) eating at picnic tables, dancing in dance hall
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 12, 2017 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Educational Film Service
movies
eye 981
favorite 4
comment 1
On predator control in Mountain states. Many shots to be logged. 08:01:08:24 Cougar spotting prey from a tree limb. 08:02:07:01 Flock of sheep scattered all over grassy hillside surrounded by woods. 08:02:15:28 Wild horses running through pasture cut out of wooded hillside. 08:02:20:20 Hundreds of wild turkeys. 08:02:48:07 Rancher rides into frame on white shores and stops to find two of his animals dead; he takes off his hat and scratches his head in bewilderment. 08:04:19:05 CU hands holding...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 12, 2017 Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 1,513
favorite 1
comment 2
12:26:01:26 VS Three men working in advertising office for RCA. RCA sign visible leaned up against wall next to lamp in back of room, and ceramic RCA dog ("Nipper") on small table. One of the men stops work and speaks into camera. 12:27:08:26 CU RCA record player 1960 model on table; camera zooms out, and young woman demonstrates the removal speaker cabinet from record players case. 12:27:36:22 CU RCA radio on wood table; LS man enters room and demonstrates how the top of the radio...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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movies
eye 9,552
favorite 15
comment 8
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse. From towards the end of 0692_HM_Ivan_Besse_collection_Britton_South_Dakota_1938-39_Reel_1_12_01_09_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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Feb 10, 2017 Centron Corporation
movies
eye 8,739
favorite 9
comment 5
High-school students experience (and discuss) the damaging effects of gossip.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: Social guidance
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Feb 10, 2017
movies
eye 102
favorite 0
comment 1
to come
( 1 reviews )
Topic: to come
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Feb 8, 2017
movies
eye 14,801
favorite 22
comment 7
2 couples are getting married - one couple rush to tie the knot, while the other's courtship lasts a lot longer. The two relationships are compared.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Social Guidance, Marriage, Gender Roles
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Feb 7, 2017 Sun Dial Films
movies
eye 964
favorite 9
comment 1
12:40:50:26 VS microscopic organisms as seen through microscope.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 6, 2017 Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 5,362
favorite 6
comment 3
Promotional newsreels featuring a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Car culture: Newsreels, Automobiles: Advertising
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Feb 6, 2017 Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 29,776
favorite 33
comment 13
Imaginative cartoon that breaks down the parts and features of a Chevrolet automobile into units that can be understood in terms of plant and animal life: caterpillars roll into circles and become automobile tires; in the "visible V-6" fireflies equal spark plugs and mice provide motive power. Naturally, tells part of the Cinderella story, too. Animation supervisor thought to be Frank Goldman.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Animation: Advertising, Automobiles: Advertising, Folk tales
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Feb 5, 2017 Pillsbury, Arthur Edward
movies
eye 2,276
favorite 10
comment 1
Arthur Edward Pillsbury footage of roses (all in color). Check to see whether this is an old natural color process, or whether film is artifically colored as notes below assert. Great early studies of flowers blooming and wilting with time-lapse photography. Artificial coloring of flowers gives footage beautiful surreal effect. 12:54:22:25 Timelapse study of three flowers blooming. Flowers artificially colored. 12:54:46:00 Two women in flower garden dressed in 1930s fashion smelling flowers....
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 5, 2017
movies
eye 292
favorite 0
comment 1
Promo for IN OLD ARIZONA
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 5, 2017
movies
eye 231
favorite 0
comment 1
Promo for 1st anniversary San Francisco's Fox Theatre. 12:50:16:15 Fox Special Announcement . Still rendering of Fox theatre in San Francisco with scrolling text in a frame. Ad for the showcase commemorating the one year anniversary of the Fox theater in San Francisco.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 5, 2017
movies
eye 241
favorite 0
comment 1
Promo for CHARLIE CHAN CARRIES ON. 12:49:24:15 Strange advertisement for “Charlie Chan Carries On”. Still image with scrolling text in box describing film.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 5, 2017 Audio Productions
movies
eye 581
favorite 2
comment 1
Shows the Bell System's modern cable ship laying Transatlantic Cable No. 3 and Transpacific Cable No. 1 from Hawaii to Japan. Shows also the cable links from Guam to the Philippines, the second Hawaiian cable into San Luis Obispo and the Florida-Virgin Islands system. VS C.S. Long Line ship. 12:01:19:28 Pan over blueprint of enormous ship with helicopter landing and helicopter on deck. 12:02:05:29 Architects building models in studio. 12:02:19:11 Series of shots shows model of structure...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 5, 2017 Archer Productions, Inc.
movies
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favorite 7
comment 1
This film, a combination of animated cartoon and live action, shows young children what to do in case of an atomic attack. The film opens with "Bert the Turtle" wobbling down the street and singing a song, "Duck and Cover." When there is a bright flash, Bert immediately ducks into his shell covering. The narrator explains that when there is a bright flash -- brighter than the sun -- children should follow Bert's example. The film shifts to a classroom of first or second...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 4, 2017 Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 627
favorite 2
comment 2
Live location photography, stop-motion and special effects chronicle an industry that contributes to everyday living and national defense. The documentary opens in the mile-high bauxite mines of Jamaica, from which the bauxite ore is conveyed over an aerial tramway to waiting ships, then carried to a factory. At the factory, the ore is digested, settled, washed and "unlocked" from the earth. Emerging as a snow-white powder, the "alumina" is used for soil conditioning, as an...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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Feb 3, 2017
movies
eye 435
favorite 0
comment 2
At Lillian Wald Settlement Houses, New York City, 1961
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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Feb 2, 2017 Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 145,593
favorite 76
comment 21
Educational film on the Cold War conflict.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 21 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Communism
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Feb 2, 2017 Hearst Metrotone News, Inc.
movies
eye 2,772
favorite 1
comment 1
Lots of stock shots worth logging.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Feb 1, 2017 National Motion Picture Company
movies
eye 624,798
favorite 31
comment 3
Health film using unusual imagery and metaphors to impart lessons in hygiene.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Health and hygiene, Children, Medicine: Infectious diseases
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Jan 31, 2017 Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 8,014
favorite 16
comment 10
A family cooperates to an unbelievable degree.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topic: Social guidance
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Jan 29, 2017 Affiliated Aetna Life Companies, Motion Picture Bureau
movies
eye 257
favorite 1
comment 1
Terrific film about juvenile delinquency during World War II. From the early sensationalist days, before warm and cuddly social guidance films took over. Intended for adults.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Jan 29, 2017 Blake (B.K.) Inc.
movies
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favorite 11
comment 1
"Here we are at a nice, friendly party. Watch carefully everything the people at this party do and say, then ask yourself, 'would I rate them plus or minus as friends?' Ready? Here we go!" Unusual for its quality and Hollywood-type production values, which can in part be attributed to the skill of cinematographer Don Malkames, this film is also notable as an early "interactive" film. Like the other Art of Living titles and like many films that were to follow in its path,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Jan 29, 2017 Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 1,280
favorite 2
comment 1
Includes: 1950 Chevrolet assembly line footage (EXCELLENT); early 1950s family in car driving on country road, cute little girl in front seat. Americana: 1950 Chevrolet stops at roadside restaurant ("Western Bar-B-Q", "Cheeseburgers" signs on restaurant), man gets out of car. Highway road tests: shock absorbers, brakes, slamming doors, etc.; good "teamwork" shot: group of six men flip over a Chevrolet that has overturned...and the car is driven away. 02:15:32:5...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Jan 29, 2017 Progressive Pictures
movies
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favorite 6
comment 1
Discusses the major forms of gambling including card and dice games, roulette, slot machines, lotteries and horse racing. Explains the odds against the player in an honest game and shows how these odds can be increased by cheating. 02:45:53:22 CU disembodied arms of dealer dealing cards in game of black jack; “Gambling-U.S.A.” superimposed over shot. 02:46:13:08 Horse race with “$6000000000” superimposed over shot. 02:46:50:28 CU disembodied hands of card dealer over black jack table...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Jan 29, 2017 Davis (Sid) Productions
movies
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favorite 2
comment 1
A warning to would-be slackers, The Dropout shows the loneliness and frustration that develop in Robert, who drops out of school and tries to find a job before he is qualified to compete in the highly competitive world of modern work. Told in Davis' inimitable voiceover style, this film retells the classic "downward spiral" tale. "More than ever before, competition is keen," says the narrator. "The work force is made up of skilled personnel." Attracted by the world...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Jan 29, 2017 Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
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favorite 3
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Portrays the United Foundation as "the businesslike method" of giving and notes that it offers "freedom from constant appeals". Aerial shots of Detroit downtown and factories; crowds; boy scouts; an aged woman; people pestering other people for money; kids skipping rope in an idyllic suburb; women in a massive typing pool; disabled G.I. casualties watch a movie in a hospital; suburbs being built; a kid with IV tubes sticking out of him; polio kids walking; blind man;...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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Jan 29, 2017 Frith Films
movies
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favorite 2
comment 1
Skeletal Entry
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Jan 29, 2017 Frith Films
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SHOWS HOW AN 11-YEAR OLD BOY & HIS BROTHERS SHARE EACH OTHER'S INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES. SHOWS PROJECTS SUCH AS BUILDING A TREE HOUSE, BAKING COOKIES & COLORING EASTER EGGS. SUGGESTS THE CHARACTER BUILDING VALUE OF CREATING & DOING A JOB WELL.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Jan 29, 2017 Frith Films
movies
eye 224
favorite 1
comment 1
Skeletal Entry
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Jan 29, 2017 Frith Films
movies
eye 175
favorite 1
comment 1
Skeletal Entry
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Jan 29, 2017 Audio Productions, Inc., Eastern Service Studios
movies
eye 1,175
favorite 3
comment 1
Shows mass production of Ford cars in an assembly line; the research necessary to carry on the work; design, styling and modeling of new automobile models; materials that go into the making of the Ford. LS "Ford Industries Cover The World" relief globe slowly turning inside building. Pan over the River Rouge complex at Dearborn, Michigan Ford Rotunda with futuristic vehicles in front Mercury Eight great assembly line sequences proving grounds new and modern Ford factories Ford Benzol...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )